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11/05/2017 - Emergency Contraception

09/05/17 - Female, 16 :

If my boyfriend is naked and I am wearing only a bra and panties, but my panties are shifted to the side, can his pre-ejaculate get me pregnant even if his penis wasn't inserted inside me? He ejaculated all over the car. Do I need an emergency contraceptive?

Ali says -

It is unlikely that the circumstance you describe would cause pregnancy but if you are worried please do see your local doctor. Pre-ejaculatory fluid, on its own, does not contain sperm so it can not cause a pregnancy. However as the purpose of this fluid is to flush out the ‘tube’ in the penis it will bring any sperm left in the penis from the last ejaculation to the tip of the penis. If this happens that small amount of sperm could cause a pregnancy.

The emergency hormonal contraceptive (also known as the morning after pill) can be taken up to 72 hours after intercourse has taken place, although the effectiveness decreases the longer it takes to take the pill. It is not an alternative to contraception and it is always worth carrying condoms with you and speaking to somebody about other methods of contraception (such as the pill or injections or a hormone implant). Take a look at our page on contraception for more information. There are a variety of different contraceptive pills available but which one would depend, on your lifestyle and your medical situation so to make sure you get the best option your partner needs to go to her doctor or a sexual health clinic.

The safest thing is to assume that an erect penis is always capable of causing a pregnancy even before ejaculation so cover it with a condom before it comes in contact with the vagina. We would always encourage talking to an adult you trust – although this might sound scary they may be able to help and advise you.

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